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Issue of July 23, 2014

Former corrections officer charged with murder

A Corydon man wanted in connection with last week's murder of a Louisville taxi cab driver was arrested Sunday morning in New York....more >>

'One of the best' fairs in the books

Fair week in Harrison County is almost inevitably always the hottest week of the year. However, this year for the 155th version, after a warm start for the parade, fairgoers barely broke a sweat while enjoying the grandstand entertainment, rides, Midway or a stroll through the many booths and displays the rest of the week....more >>

Council to hear 4-H show barn request

County's cost would be $345K

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night forwarded an additional appropriation request of $345,000 to the county council for a portion of the cost for a new 4-H show barn at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon....more >>

Horseshoe bomb threat actually a drill

Detainee plans to sue

A recent bomb threat initially determined to be a hoax at Horseshoe Southern Indiana was later found to be a test by a third-party vendor. That discovery has led one Bloomington accountant to file a tort claim against the Indiana Gaming Commission as well as Horseshoe Southern Indiana, which allegedly subjected him to humiliation and emotional trauma....more >>

Constitution Elm gets makeover

Creosote is appropriate to use on things like railroad ties and telephone poles. Perhaps not so much on other things, like, say, a tree estimated to have been a seedling some 36 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed....more >>

Halfway house provides 'structured' living

Golf scramble fundraiser Saturday

Drew Fortwendel, 23, checked into The House of New Beginnings — a halfway house for men recovering from substance abuse — just over one month ago. He had made prior attempts at sobriety but found his abstinence short-lived....more >>

Lanesville school trustees consider religious program

As many know, more than 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school-sponsored prayers unconstitutional in the landmark case Engel vs. White....more >>

'World class' cave expands

Thanks to the hard work, dedication and a little craziness from a group of explorers, the Binkley Cave system — already the longest in Indiana — now has been pushed above the 40-mile mark....more >>

HCCF seeks more children for free book program

More than 700 children in Harrison County will not receive a free book next month, unless their parents register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library....more >>

Van Fossen, Crockett shine in 'King and I'


When it comes to entertainment of any kind, if the stars or headliners put in a good performance, chances are it will be a resounding success. That is definitely the case with Hayswood Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical "The King and I."...more >>

Locals thrive on limestone during Fair

Ideal weather for a pair of July afternoons at the Harrison County Fair prompted fast racing action on the limestone track for trotters and pacers....more >>

Eagles' Ferree invited to Top 100 showcase

The 12th annual IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase events have been set for July 23 and 24 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis....more >>

First practice for fall sports

The following are submitted dates and times for the beginning of the fall sports season at Harrison County schools:...more >>

Wisconsin teams sweep Rising Senior

Indiana boys finish 2-2; girls go 3-1 in multi-state event

Indiana's boys posted a 2-2 record and Indiana's girls went 3-1 in the second National High School Basketball Coaches Association Rising Senior Academy that took place July 13 through 15 in New Castle and Indianapolis....more >>


Opportunity dressed in disguise

My Opinion

I have tried many times to sit and write this column, writing this first paragraph, erasing, beginning again, only to repeat the process....more >>

A hope note

Taking stock

Sequoyah, the great Cherokee leader, inventor of an alphabet for his people, never became a chief because he was born with a club foot. Only the unblemished, according to Cherokee standards, could ever ...more
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"The self-made man." Was it Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Horatio Alger or Andrew Carnegie who first claimed to be self-made? The critically-acclaimed television show "Shark ...more
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Overcoming our odysseys

"No quest is worth pursuing that does not require you to pass many tests and take numerous risks. The hardest tests of all show how determined you are to live your dream and how strong your heart really ...more
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Independence, indeed

Three memories come to me when I think about Independence Day. The first two you would expect from an old history buff. The 1776 Declaration of Independence seemed foolish, if not crazy, to most of the ...more
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Life happens

Robert graduated from high school at the top of his class and won a scholarship to Dartmouth. Bored, disappointed and missing Elinor White, his fiancé and high school co-valedictorian who had enrolled ...more
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True tales

This is the true tale of two mothers and two sons. For this mother’s son, school was from the beginning a disaster. However hard he tried, reading, writing and arithmetic were unfathomable mysteries ...more
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Happy Father's Day

This is the true tale of two fathers and two children. I once worked with a highly moral, highly successful woman who, for more than 30 years, had sought her father’s approval. He had never molested ...more
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Attitude is everything

He was adopted when he was 6 weeks old. At age 2, he came down with a mysterious mal-absorption syndrome that caused him to stop growing for several years. Scott Hamilton’s life took a turn for ...more
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Saturday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.19.14

Saturday at the Harrison County Fair

Friday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.18.14

Friday at the Harrison County Fair

Thursday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.17.14

Thursday at the Harrison County Fair

Wednesday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.16.14

Wednesday at the Harrison County Fair

Tuesday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.15.14

Tuesday at the Harrison County Fair

Monday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.14.14

Monday at the Harrison County Fair

Harrison County Fair Parade II, 7.13.14

Harrison County Fair Parade

Swimming Harrison County Hammerheads, 6.30.14


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